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Crispy Baja Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce

Crispy Baja Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce are so yummy, they’re sure to become a fast family favorite! They’re a healthy and tasty addition to your Tex-Mex menu. 

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Hi, Friends! We’re going to do better than just Happy Taco Tuesday today.

It’s midsummer, it’s gorgeous out, and that deserves a big ‘ol: Happy Crispy Baja Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce Day!

We are embracing all the opportunities to celebrate big and small things today, because we finally are on the other side of Sickness Mountain. Never have our peeps been so sick and up to our neck in antibiotics all at once. I counted 10 doctor’s visits in 1 month. In midsummer, no less. We’ve been trading camping, swimming, and parties for days of laying on the couch. We’re totally celebrating big and small things now that we’re feeling human again.

That’s why we’re going beyond plain old Taco Tuesday today.

baja fish tacos

It’s been forever and a day since we’ve set foot in our favorite little San Diego style taco hangouts. So many scrumptious hole in the wall eateries.

I absolutely took my proximity to such tasty establishments for granted. #excalifornian

These days we whip up our own crispy Baja fish tacos with creamy lime sauce.

The fish is tender and perfectly crispy with a light batter. The zesty lime sauce is a dreamy covering for fish tacos – tastes just like I remember back in SD.

The fixings are like cherries on a sundae. Plenty of crunchy veggies, tomatoes, salsa, Chunky Guacamole if you like (who doesn’t like,) cilantro, and extra lime. Never forget the extra squeeze of lime.

baja fish tacos

The best part: pile up your own fish tacos just the way you like them.

Create. Eat. Repeat.


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baja fish taco

Crispy Baja Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce

5 from 5 ratings
Crispy Baja Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce are so fantastic, these are sure to become a fast family favorite! They’re healthier and tastier than regular tacos. Make them part of your Taco Tuesday rotation.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Amy Dong


For Creamy Lime Sauce:

  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh dill
  • ½ tsp to 1 tsp cayenne, to taste
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black papper to taste

For Fish Tacos:


  • Make Creamy Lime Sauce: Mix together yogurt and mayo. Stir in lime juice. Stir in cumin, dill, and cayenne. If desired, add dash of salt and black pepper to taste. Set sauce in fridge (make ahead for flavors to meld.)
  • Follow directions for Beer Battered Fish.
  • Warm up tortillas to soften. Assemble fish tacos, with desired garnishes and creamy sauce while fish is crispy and hot!


Prep ahead: Have all your fixings ready to go, including sauce. Fry fish right before ready to eat. Enjoy while still crispy and hot.
Note: This recipe works well with grilled fish, too.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 1239mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3748IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican American

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    • Bhushavali

    Looks like one awesome recipe. Tacos is always a very refreshing and fresh food. I might try out a veggie version of this!

    • fasetto

    I LOVE tacos! The only thing I love more then tacos are fish tacos 🙂 I want to eat this right now!

    • nicoleflintkontrol

    I love fish tacos!! They are my favorite. I’m should make this for dinner tonight!

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, glad you like this, Nicole! 🙂

    • Elizabeth O

    I love tacos. I will definitely try it to look delicious and tasty and the lime sauce sounds perfect in fish tacos. Already printed the recipe!

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, thanks, Elizabeth! 🙂

    • Laura | Kidlette Photo

    Fish tacos are a family fav over here, and that lime sauce sounds amazing! Already printed the recipe!

      • chewoutloud

      So glad you’re trying it, Laura! 🙂 Yay!

    • Gil Camporazo

    Tacos is a Mexican style of food preparation. I am not aware of this for I have never seen one here in our place. I am not used to going to foreign resto especially I live in a small city whic lacks foreign business ventures being established here. Anyway, I love eating these foods if I could have a chance.

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, Gil! 🙂

    • Summer Mitch Ryan

    This is perfect! My family have been watching our diet and lately it has all been fish. So this is definitely timely as I’m looking for variety of ways to serve fish, and that’s why I’d be checking the beer battered fish as well.

      • chewoutloud

      Sounds fantastic, Summer! Hope you guys love it. P.S. We sometimes do this with grilled fish, too, so that’s another healthy option 🙂

    • Keeping Up With Candy

    You always make me want to go to the grocery store. Now I have a taste for fish tacos..which I love VERY much by the way!

      • chewoutloud

      LOL, thanks, Candy! 🙂

    • Courtney Andrews

    This looks so delicious! I think every day should be Taco Tuesday!

      • chewoutloud

      I know, just do away with the Tuesday 😉

    • brigettedanielle

    Considering the fact that I just ate tacos before reading this, it’s easy to say I love tacos lol. I am not a fan of fish but that creamy lime sauce sounds like heaven! I have my own homemade sauces I use, but I would definitely add this to the line up!

      • chewoutloud

      The lime sauce would work for chicken, too. I agree…homemade sauces are the best 🙂 🙂

    • Filiz Aydogdu

    yummy! those looks so tasty! I’ll try it! thanks for recipe!

      • chewoutloud

      So glad you like these, Filiz!

    • elishaff

    I love tacos and finding new creative ways to make them. Never thought of the lime before as a garnish. The sauce looks delicious.

      • chewoutloud

      My littlest eats lime by itself, silly little dude 😉 Enjoy, Elisha!

    • afroz261

    My daughter is big fan of tacos, i have few taco shells in pantry, will definitely try this recipe.

      • chewoutloud

      Hope you guys love them 🙂

    • keisha1989

    Oh my goodness. These look so yummy! You can never go wrong with a taco.

      • chewoutloud

      So true, Keisha! 🙂 Enjoy and thanks for visiting!

    • kristal

    Tacos are a must have at least once during the week.. They are so easy but can be packed with flavor.

      • chewoutloud

      Agreed, Kristal! My middle little always asks for tacos 😉

    • Jason Panuelos

    Everything here looks absolutely incredible!!! This totally got me craving for tacos! 😀

      • chewoutloud

      Can’t go wrong with tacos 🙂 Thanks for coming over, Jason!

    • StephJ

    My boyfriend just recently caught a bunch of cod. I think I am going to try this recipe to use some of it in tacos! YUM!

      • chewoutloud

      Hope you guys love it, Steph! That’s an awesome use of cod. Thanks for coming over 🙂

    • abccooper17

    Fish tacos are one of my favorite thing to order when we go out to eat, but I’ve never attempted to make them at home. But creamy lime sauce? Oh I think I need t put my cooking skills to the test to try that!

      • chewoutloud

      Have fun and hope you love it, Allison! 🙂

    • mirrorgirl

    I saw them make fish taco on masterchef once, and was like: Wow! I would never have thought about that. A great way to get many vegetables at the same time.

      • chewoutloud

      Oh, I wish I saw that episode! 🙂

    • Krizia Velez | Reckless Babe

    Tacos are a great way to celebrate! I’m from Mexico and that’s what we eat when we want to celebrate – or are sad… mostly all the time haha! Never tried this taco style so I must try it soon!!

      • chewoutloud

      Oooh, I should be asking you for some recipes, Krizia! 🙂

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